With seven games being played on Wednesday and nine on Thursday there was a lot of action going on in the EuroCup competition this week.
On Wednesday, Spartak Moscow went to Turkey and beat Adana 73-67 with some great shooting by Daria Kolosovskaia. On Thursday, Piestanke Cajky went to Turkey and stunned a Besiktas team that got a strong effort from Cappie Pondexter 79-75.
Adana ASKI vs. Spartak Moscow Region 67-73 ADA Nacickaite 18 De Souza 13/10r Campbell 12 Williams 10/6r Zahui B 6/6r SPA Kolosovskaia 22 Novikova 13 Vadeeva 12/12r Meesseman 12/10r
Besiktas JK vs. Piestanske Cajky 75-79 BES Pondexter 27 Ivankovic 16/10r Grishaeva 15/10r PIE M. Palenikova 14/6r Bartonova 14/6a Oroszova 13 Engelman 12 Parker 4/8r
Sydney Carter led TTT Riga to a 64-60 win in Umea, Sweden on Wednesday as the qualifiers continued their hot start to the season. On Thursday, Orduspor got the 87-72 win over Dynamo Moscow at home in Turkey as Courtney Vandersloot controlled proceedings.
Udominate vs. TTT Riga 60-64 UDO Mershon 16 Aili 12 Nordstrom 12 Gross 5/11r Kabengano 2 Brown 2 TTT Carter 29 Mann 12/12r Priede 5 Eglite 0
Orduspor vs. WBC Dynamo 87-72 ORD Vandersloot 24 Moss 21 Milovanovic 17/6r Krivacevic 11/8r Kavurmacioglu 10/7r Lemberger 4/8a DYN Tikhonenko 17/21r Kulicheva 12 Potemina 10
In a group with both games on Thursday, Edirnespor went to Belarus and beat Tsmoki-Minsk 61-46 with strong performances from the Washington Mystics teammates Ivory Latta and Stefanie Dolson. In a battle of two Russian teams, Enisey came back late at home to beat Chevakata 74-69
Tsmoki-Minsk vs. Edirnespor 46-61 TSM Murauskaya 13 Paugaite 10/7r A. Jones 4/7s EDI Latta 17 Dolson 12/9r Jovanovic 12
Enisey vs. Chevakata 74-69 ENI Mayombo 27/7r Papova 16/7r Kiryanova 15 Romanova 10 Hamson 0/7r CHE Volkova 18 Steinberga 15/10r Petrushina 14/10r Bekmetova 13 B. Jones 7
Both games in the group were on Thursday as Dunav picked up a 75-65 win at home in Bulgaria over Lulea. Istanbul University went to Russia and managed to grind out a 57-48 win in Ivanovo.
Dunav 8806 vs. Lulea BBK 75-65 DUN Sharenkapova 21 Brandon 17/16r Dimitrova 17 Brooks 8/7a LUL Bussey 19 Barthold 14/10r Staalvant 14 Boyd 0
Energia Ivanovo vs. Istanbul Universitesi 48-57 IVA Zhuzhgova 14 Medvedeva 12 Hammonds 0/8r IST White 17 Cado 10 Williams 7
This was one of the groups with both games on Wednesday. The first one was quite exciting as Wasserburg welcomed Nantes to Germany and lost in overtime 79-78 even though Shey Peddy put in a mammoth effort. Later in Italy, Venezia beat Pecsi 62-49 despite a big game from Binta Drammeh.
TSV 1880 vs. Nantes Reze 78-79 (OT) WAS Peddy 25/6r/6a Raincock-Ekunwe 16/14r Lucet 16/7r Sten 4 NAN Plouffe 20/13r Putnina 20/7r Casas 12/7a MacKay 2
Reyer Venezia vs. PINKK Pecsi 424 62-49 REY Christmas 17/9r Fontenette 6 PIN Drammeh 24/8r Tunstull 9/9r Handy 6
On Wednesday, Nymburk went to Switzerland and beat Fribourg 74-54 although Kristina Santiago had a strong game for the hosts. On Thursday, Landes made the trip from France to Hungary and beat Pecs 79-62.
Elfic Fribourg vs. Nymburk 54-74 FRI Santiago 23/7r Davis 17/6a Correal 7 NYM Kuster 15/6r Hunkova 14 Bartakova 13 Taylor 6/6r
PEAC-Pecs vs. Landes 62-79 PEA Gorjanacz 10 Raksanyi 10 Parks 8 LAN Sliskovic 18 LeGluher-Cano 13 Basko-Melnbarde 13 Guzman 9/6r
This group had both of its games on Thursday as Miskolc welcomed the combined efforts of Orange Blizzards to Hungary and beat the Dutch all star team 79-57. The week’s action ended in Italy, where Napoli beat Valosun Brno 68-60.
Aluinvent Miskolc vs. Orange Blizzards 79-57 ALU Brewer 16/11r Horti 15/8r Jovanovic 13 Szecsi 6 Strange 2 ORA Klerx 18 Ndiba 12/6r
DIKE Napoli vs. Valosun KP Brno 68-60 *Statistics are unavailable*
Both games in this group were on Wednesday, starting in Belgium, where Namur beat their visitors from Gyor 80-74. The day ended far out in the Atlantic Ocean as Sportiva welcomed Angers to the Azores and held on to 73-69 win.
Namur vs. UNI Gyor 80-74 NMR Mayombo 20 Orekhova 14/6r Delaere 14 Sissoko 12/6r Miljkovic 12 UNI Radocaj 19 Goree 18/6r Grigalauskyte 16/9r Lakloth 12/6r
Sportiva Azores Airlines vs. UFAB 49 73-69 SAZ Bruner 29/14r Mendes 15 Milovac 12 Ivanovic 9 Wallace 6 UFA Bernies 13 Murphy 12/10r Mane 11 Aleksandravicius 8/9r Egnell 7